The 26th annual Matthew Petersheim Academic Exposition 2022: Share, Honor, Unite will take place Monday through Friday, April 25-29, 2022, in celebration of the scholarly accomplishments and academic interests of the entire Seton Hall University community, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, administrators and staff. Petersheim Academic Exposition abstract submissions are now being accepted through Thursday, March 31, 2022.
The week-long gathering honors scholarship and innovation and includes keynote presentations and events and student presentations delivered in person as well as remotely and in hybrid manner, enabling the University community and the public access through Microsoft Teams. The Expo honors the innovative spirit of Matthew Petersheim, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry, who passed away in 1998.
The Opening Ceremony, from noon to 2 p.m., on Monday, April 25, includes a welcome by President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D. and a keynote address by Georita M. Frierson, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts and Sciences. Throughout the week participants will present their work in research symposia, poster sessions, presentations, panel discussions, theatrical performances, art exhibits, debates, concerts and more.
Rev. Forrest M. Pritchett, Senior Adviser to Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Program Director of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Program is the featured keynote speaker for the Closing Ceremony of Celebration at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 29, which will honor all presenters. A select number of student presentations will be recognized and those chosen will receive Student Travel Award Reimbursements to help enable them to attend conferences and symposia, where they can gain important presentation experience and network with other scholars.
"The Petersheim Academic Expo illustrates the University's commitment to student and faculty achievement and success as a home for scholars from every field to be able to engage in conversation within and between their disciplines," said Professor Sulie Lin Chang, Petersheim co-chair, Director of the Institute of Neuroimmune Pharmacology and Professor of Biological Sciences.
The deadline for Petersheim Academic Exposition abstract submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2022. Click here to submit your application.
"The Petersheim Academic Expo is a special gathering of great minds, where the entire University joins together to share in all the gifts we bring to our community, all that our students have learned and how to put these lessons to use on a professional level. The community is brought together in the spirit of what Great Minds can do," said Professor Jose L. Lopez, Department of Physics, and event co-chair.
To learn more about the program and activities, please visit the Petersheim Academic Exposition website.